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La Rochelle Motel

228 reviews
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small patio”(6 reviews)
“native trees”(3 reviews)
“room was clean”(10 reviews)
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4.0 Star Hotel
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18 Mar19 Mar
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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All reviewssmall pationative treesroom was cleanupstairs roomnice strolllovely settingbalcony overlookingthe ground floorbabbling brooklovely place to staystream runningshops restaurantseasy walkstayed for nightsthe main streetfriendly hostsshort walk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A well equipped and comfortable two bedroom apartment within easy walking distance of all Akaroa's attractions and restaurants. Friendly and helpful host, good WiFi and easy on site parking. Close to main road but night-time traffic negligible so not a problem.

Thank westwalesfoodie
Response from LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle MotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi WestWalesFoodie, Thanks for taking time out of your holiday to review our property. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Good luck in the 5 nations this year, except against England!!! Safe travels Alex & Jane

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night on a road trip around North Canterbury and Akaroa was first stop on our list. Found this motel on TripAdvisor, phoned and booked. Super quiet upstairs room with lots of natives outside the balcony and the sound of native birds was...More

Thank Antarisha
Response from LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle MotelResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Antarisha, Thanks for such a positive recommendation and also for choosing to book directly with us. The native garden and bird life are what helps set our property apart of other motels throughout NZ. It is always nice to have the babble of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is small - only about ten rooms. It appears to be owned by a young mother who is very enthusiastic, very cheerful, very pleasant and helpful to her guests. She herself carried our bags for us to our delightful second-floor room. The room...More

Thank Frank H
Response from LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle MotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi Frank, Thanks for the 5/5 review. Yes we are a small family operated motel. We do love our property, our small town, Akaroa and being able to share it with those who make it here. Our main point of difference is the native garden...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very pleasant, small, sparkling clean place to stay in Akaroa. It's on the outskirts of town, but it's a small town, so it's easy to walk to the harbour, restaurants, shops, etc. Rooms are spacious, and those on the ground floor have...More

Thank FlyEatSleepRepeat
Response from LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle MotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi FlyEatSleepRepeat, Thanks for the review and the great feedback. Our staff always love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time staying with us so it is much appreciated. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. On a side note...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel is a good place to stay. It is a short walk to most of the restaurants and shops in Akaroa. The owners were very friendly and gave plenty of advice about attractions and places to eat (and spots where I could go fishing)....More

Thank bruzer99
Response from LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bruzer99, Thanks for the 5/5 review and the positive feedback. Sorry our advise didn't extend to you managing to catch any fish. Still as they say a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work. Thanks again for choosing to stay...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
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Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
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US$84 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$84 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Marithel T
7 November 2016|
Response from LaRochelleMotel | Property representative |
Hi there, Our 2 bedroom apartment would better suited for 6 people, it has a queen bed in 1 bedroom 2 king single beds in the 2nd bedroom, in the lounge there is a sofa bed and if needed we have a roller bed. Thank you for... More
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"Ask for upstairs room - very quite"
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"No elevator, so ask for a ground floor room if stairs are an issue."
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"Rooms back from the main road are quieter."
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"Upstairs rooms have a balcony, downstairs is a patio"
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